HitSend is a platform designed for mixing and mastering engineers
Welcome to HitSend, a platform that gives mixing and mastering engineers a payment gateway and a useful method for sending and receiving client feedback. Without even registering for an account, you have access to two-factor authentication, lossless streaming, and the integration of all comments into your DAW. This system simplifies the remote mixing and mastering process, so let’s see how it all works.
How does HitSend work?
Online mixing and mastering can be a troublesome affair. The endless revisions, file hosting, and chasing down payments can take the fun right out of it. This is exactly why HitSend is here. Its aim is to become the go-to platform for mixing and mastering engineers. When it comes to the DAW integration, there are a few nice features like assigning listening permissions to different mix revisions which can be useful. Furthermore, comments can be timelined onto a MIDI clip ala Soundcloud and imported into the project with the audio.
According to the platform, streaming audio quality is up to 48 times higher than standard CD quality(44.1 kHz, 16-bit). This is due to the capability of lossless streaming at 12,228 kilobits per second. Moreover, Zapier, the automation service, offers integration of essential cloud services. This means Google Drive and Dropbox can be linked. Also, apps like Trello, Slack, and Asana are also compatible.
As far as the commerce side of things goes, the platform gives you a paywall system, automated invoicing, and the option to receive down payments. So you can map out the system according to the relationship you have with each client. Once payment is verified, the client can then download their completed mix or master file. This happens via PayPal and most of the widely accepted payment methods. A Pro subscription costs you $39.99, while a large Enterprise plan can be individually tailored to your needs.
More about HitSend:
- HitSend official page
- All about mixing
- More platforms
This post was originally published on Gearnews.de by Julian Schmauch.
Sounds like a great idea (I’m sure there was something similar before but maybe it was just an earlier version of this).
It’s a shame there isn’t a cheaper non-pro version for people who deliver mixes/remixes/masters less often. Maybe with a reduce feature set such as no lossless audio etc.
When using the lossless audio function to play in to a new/scoundrel client, someone at the other could just recording it via their DAW, couldn’t they? I’m sure this would be in the minority but still a potential issue to look out for (maybe only use the lossless audio for clients you know well…)
Agreed. The price is way too high. Great concept though.